Purchasing Agent

Jendco Safety Supply Careers

Purchasing Agent
Employment Type: Full Time (Monday- Friday)
Reports to: Operations Manager
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This position is responsible for working closely with Jendco’s Purchasing Manager, sales team and vendors.  Communicating with our vendors to enter purchase orders, track shipments, record shipping information and vendor bill entry. Assist with creation of new inventory items in ERP. Communicate with sales team on purchase order / inventory statuses. 

Essential Functions: 

    • Issue purchase orders to suppliers, distributors and manufacturers
    • Ensure that orders received are accurate
    • Ensure goods received are not damaged
    • Enter confirmations, tracking numbers and vendor bills
    • Handle goods throughout the purchasing process
    • Work closely with Purchasing Manager to ensure products purchased align with the needs of the company
    • Maintain current awareness of industry market trends
    • Conduct competitor analysis to identify popular products
    • Keep accurate records of purchases made
    • Help determine stock levels and adjustments to purchasing strategy as needed

Qualifications & Suggested Skills:

    • Knowledge of computer software programs (Email, Microsoft Office, etc.)
    • Experience working as a purchasing agent or buyer in the industry is preferred
    • Knowledge of Jendco’s vendors and accounting program
    • Experience in customer service
    • Office experience
    • Exceptional communication both verbal and non-verbal
    • Prioritization and good time management
    • Organization and attention to detail
    • Positive attitude and teamwork
    • Ability to work and get along with all different people and personality types
    • Multi-tasking and comfort in a fast paced environment

Other duties as assigned, but not limited to: 

    • General office work (filing, scanning, faxing, creating documents, organizing physical and electronic files, reports, etc.)
    • Taking detailed messages for staff members who are not available or out of the office

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